The drama probably took place in the family context. At least this is the priority hypothesis of the investigators. A 42-year-old woman was found dead Friday night in Marles-les-Mines (Pas-de-Calais). His son was placed in custody Saturday morning, we learned from the Bethune prosecutor's office, confirming information from La Voix du Nord.
The victim's 21-year-old son was arrested in Arras, about forty kilometers from Marles-les-Mines. His custody "will be extended until Monday morning," said the prosecutor of Bethune, Thierry Dran. An investigation for "murder" was entrusted to the departmental security of Lens and the police station of Bethune, added the prosecutor.
The firefighters had been asked at 22 p.m., to enter this small house on the rue de Marseille. According to local media Nord littoral and Horizon actu, the police then discovered the victim lifeless in his bathtub.
"It's awful," cries a neighbour
She reportedly had her hands tied behind her back and a plastic bag over her head. The cause of death is unknown at this stage. According to the testimonies of several neighbors, the forty-year-old had been living here with her daughter for a short time, when her son would live with his father. But he would have been seen in recent days at the victim's home. He suffers from schizophrenia according to Horizon actu.
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"He was a very nice person, very friendly, always very polite to us, his daughter as well. Many people came to do their nails at home. As soon as she came out and we were there, she had a little sign towards us. It's awful, "concludes to our colleagues, a neighbor.